Robert Mueller’s life legacy is on the line in his investigation.
That’s why he is working overtime to try to take down Trump.
But Trump isn’t making it easy for him, and he just hired 17 people to take him down for good.
Mueller’s investigation could come to a close any day now.
It has been operating for nearly two years and has found nothing linking Trump to any collusion with Russia.
But Mueller is still trekking on.
He has the entire anti-Trump resistance looking at him like their messiah.
There’s no telling what they will think of him if he can’t uncover what he has been hinting at since the start of his investigation.
If he’s going to come forward with anything, it is likely to come soon.
Since the start of his investigation, he has had free reign, due to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusing himself, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein being on his side.
But in the coming weeks, Rosenstein will be gone, and Session’s replacement Matthew Whitaker will take power.
That means that Mueller’s days of operating with impunity are likely to end.
The Justice Department will likely finally take oversight of Mueller’s activities.
So before that happens, Mueller will likely end his investigation, and finalize his report.
That’s why Trump is ready for that moment.
Trump’s top attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is going to release a counter-report to Mueller’s report.
In it, Trump’s team will point out the biased nature of Mueller’s investigation, and its shady origins.
To do that, Trump is bringing together an elite team of 17 lawyers to counter Mueller’s special counsel.
The lawyers he has been bringing on are high-level and know what it takes to win.
Legal experts familiar with the move see it as being akin to forming an elite law firm.
“It’s almost as if he’s building a law firm within a government entity,” attorney Jay Sekulow told the Washington Post. “You have very senior lawyers coalescing into a great team.”
Mueller’s report is expected to be very long and expansive.
And even if it doesn’t prove that any collusion occurred, it will include many private moments that the media will scour through for anti-Trump coverage.
That’s part of what Trump’s legal team is working to prevent.
Rudy Giuliani told the Washington Post that they are seeking to suppress parts of Mueller’s report that is protected by executive privilege.
That will shield sensitive information, and Trump’s private consultations with advisers.
In particular, Trump’s legal team is expected to try to block information about private conversations related around the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
But while they are trying to strip that from Mueller’s report, information about Comey will likely be central to Trump’s counter-report.
The infamous Russia dossier, compiled by a Democrat-funded opposition firm was made public due to actions from Comey.
So that information is important, especially considering the close relationship between Mueller and Comey, which may be a conflict of interest in itself.
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